aims to help LGUs build climate resilience.
Project Upturn is a free, comprehensive, and easy-to-use platform designed to help LGU planners and implementers craft and execute innovative projects and solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Upturn means an improvement or upward trend.
It is also the point at which climate resilience begins to improve year-to-year. Project Upturn is an innovative tool that aims to help you identify, assess, and prioritize climate change solutions for your community.
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Our Rating System
Project Upturn assesses solutions based on economic/financial effectiveness, technical feasibility, social acceptability, and environmental impact. This will give individuals, communities, and decision-makers an understanding of which solutions might work for them based on the climate change risks they face and will face in the future.
What are the costs to implement the option, when considering both initial costs and longer-term costs of operation and maintenance?
Is this an activity that can be funded with resources available for development assistance?
- It requires low investment on the onset yet has low maintenance/ operating cost.
- There is benefit-cost ratio data available to prove that the benefits of implementing the solution far outweighs the costs.
- Communities receive multiple benefits from the implementation of the solution.
- Materials reviewed implies that implementing the solution:
- requires high investment on the onset yet has low maintenance/ operating cost.
- generates some societal benefits
Solution entails high cost or high resources.
- It requires high investment on the onset and high maintenance/ operating cost.
- Is the technology readily available?
- Is the option relatively straightforward to implement and maintain from a technical perspective (e.g., Is an infrastructure solution relatively easy to build and operate)?
- It requires low/minimal technical capacity, to implement the solution.
- Technical skill/knowledge can be addressed through few trainings/seminars.
- The necessary resources are readily available/ accessible.
- There is quantitative evidence to support an increase in overall production yield.
- It requires limited technical capacity to implement the solution.
- It requires some enabling factors (e.g. technical assistance, institutional arrangements) prior to implementation.
- It requires substantial technical capacity to implement the solution.
- It requires use or additional resources not readily available or accessible to the implementing agency.
- There is no quantitative evidence to support an increase in overall production yield.
- Is it culturally, socially and politically acceptable for the people in the locality?
- Data shows high adoption rate in the identified location area.
- There's evidence to support that it was replicated in other areas.
- Solution was adopted by the community but with some hesitation/ conflict.
- There is an indication that the community had a positive response towards the solution.
- There is an indication that the community acted collectively to implement the solution.
- Several barriers are present which makes it challenging to implement the solution.
- The literature reviewed implies low adoption rate.
- The solution has only been pilot tested and is yet to be replicated.
- What are the environmental implications of implementing the solution?
- High (+) means it generates multiple positive environmental benefits
- High (-) means it generates multiple negative environmental benefits
- Medium (+) means it generates some positive environmental benefits
- Medium (-) means it generates some negative environmental benefits
- Low (+) means it generates few positive environmental benefits and is fairly not explored in detail
- Low (-) means it generates few negative environmental benefits and is fairly not explored in detail
The ratings are mainly based on the information extracted from the literature reviewed. Solutions are rated high, middle, low, neutral, no evidence, and not applicable. If the materials reviewed did not have information against the evaluation criteria, then the solution is rated as no evidence (NE). If the solution cannot be rated against the evaluation criteria, it is rated as Not Applicable (NA). For environmental impact, if the pieces of evidence gathered show a balance of positive and negative impacts, the solution is rated as Neutral.